Month: April 2017

Kirkland (Costco) v. Angel Soft Toilet Paper

Kirkland (Costco) v. Angel Soft Toilet Paper

Discovery Yesterday I made a shocking discovery: A roll of Angel Soft toilet paper ($0.44) is cheaper than that of Kirkland-Costco brand ($0.80) by  $0.36 cents. $0.36 cents! I felt so shocked and cheated by Costco that I had to call Mr. FAF and told him we […]

Why I Was Mad About My Husband’s $300 Gift

Why I Was Mad About My Husband’s $300 Gift

I got home yesterday and got a package. It was a surprise gift from Mr. FAF: A $300 Ted Baker dress he had bought at Bloomingdale’s. It came in a beautiful box. My heart started to melt. Mr. FAF and I got into a heated […]

Frugal Weekend in DC – King Street/Old Town

Frugal Weekend in DC – King Street/Old Town

I had a frugal and eventful weekend which consists of cooking new dishes and exploring King Street – Old Town in DC. I usually spend the weekends at home cleaning, prepping food for the week, watching Youtube videos, writing and reading blogs. However, this weekend […]

One Month Into Blogging – What’s It Like?

One Month Into Blogging – What’s It Like?

It’s been one month after I took the dive into blogging on March 21, 2017. I started Frugal Asian Finance after 12 years of hesitation, fear, and debate. I was afraid I’d lose momentum, that I’d run out of things to talk about, or that I’d be […]

Why I Told Hubby To Stop Buying Me Flowers

Why I Told Hubby To Stop Buying Me Flowers

Mr. FAF and I have been together for almost four years. Yet, I can count on my fingers how many gifts I have gotten from him, including when we were dating. So far it’s been three: a stone bracelet, an Amazon Fire phone on sale, […]

How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks

How I Lost 4.2 Lbs In 2 Weeks

Since my last post about how I lost 36 lbs over 7 months on April 1, I’ve had another update for you: I’ve lost another 4.2 lbs (from 120 lbs to 115.8 lbs) over the past two weeks. I jumped on the scale on Friday, April […]

Why I Don’t Plan to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

Why I Don’t Plan to Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

“Should I quit my job and become a stay-at-home mom”? This question has crossed my mind. Mr. FAF and I have discussed this topic multiple times. Throughout my life, I’ve met and heard about so many stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) out there. This is what I […]

Spring Is Here – Likes, Dislikes & How To Save

Spring Is Here – Likes, Dislikes & How To Save

Spring is finally here! In case you didn’t know, I currently live in the Washington  DC metro area, so I do experience four seasons a year (yay!). This morning I woke up and couldn’t stop sneezing. The temperature was in the 60s, so I knew something […]

Why I Started Blogging

Why I Started Blogging

Reading blogs I’m passionate about personal finance and saving money. Although this is a topic everyone and every family has to deal with it, it doesn’t come up often in our daily conversations. Finances are personal. It’s a taboo, and society tells us to just […]

Saving A Moldy Rice Cake

Saving A Moldy Rice Cake

I had a rice cake that had been sitting in the freezer for almost 3 months. It wouldn’t be a problem if that rice cake had not been sitting in room temperature for 10 days prior to that. I had put it in the pantry and […]

How YouTube Saved Us At Least $297.88 Last Year

How YouTube Saved Us At Least $297.88 Last Year

Sometimes I tell people that Youtube is my best friend. I mean it as a joke, but there’s a lot of truth to it. After I come back from work, I’ll be eating dinner and catching up with my favorite Youtubers. After I’m done eating, […]

How To Save Money on Food While Traveling

How To Save Money on Food While Traveling

Some of us travel for the scenery and the experience while others just can’t wait to try the delicious local food. Today I’ll talk about the five ways Mr. FAF and I save money on food while traveling. When Mr. FAF and I went on our […]